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Star Trek: Into Darkness…WOW This looks incredible. It seems J.J. Abrams is going to a darker place for the franchise. Benedict Cumberbatch is going to be an epic villain. I am ready to see this and now.

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The Forbidden Planet – A great classic Sci-Fi movie from 1956. This movie stars Leslie Neilsen, Richard Anderson, Earl Holliman, Walter Pidgeon and Anne Francis.

The movie is about a starship crew that goes to investigate the silence of a planet’s colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has.

I have great memories of this movie from my childhood. Movies like this rely upon suspense and a great story. The cast is good too. 

All Christians Aren’t Crazy Sci-Fi Protesters

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I want folks to know that not all Christians protest everything that seems to be strange, foreign or weird. There are a group of Christians protesting at the San Diego Comic Con and I say to them there are other things more serious to protest against such as poverty and racism. If you are doing this to get attention and it is not really working.

I have been a Christian all my life and a sci-fi fan all my life. As must as I love Jesus and his amazing life there are many parallels between Christianity and sci-fi stories. Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Superman, Star Wars and more offer themes of good versus evil, friendship, grace and acceptance.

CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien are two fantasy writers who are both Christians. They wrote classics such as Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of The Rings. JK Rowling who brought us Harry Potter is a Christian too. Many people of our faith were science oriented too. 

I pray for safe travel home for all those in San Diego and they are all loved by God. 

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Galaxy Quest is one of my favorite movies. It does satire of sci-fi very well. Tim Allen is great along with Sigourney Weaver, Allan Rickman and Tony Shaloub along with Enrico Colantoni. 

Never Give Up, Never Surrender!

BY GRABTHAR’S HAMMER, BY THE SUNS OF WARVAN, YOU SHALL BE AVENGED.

Titanic and the new “Who” Companion

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Tonight on ABC TV here in the states the mini-series “Titanic” makes its debut. “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes has written this series to mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s maiden voyage and subsequent disaster in the Atlantic. The show will tell a wide variety of stories about the people both real and fictional who were on the ship for that fateful voyage.

Appearing in this series is Jenna-Louise Coleman who will make her debut as the new companion on “Doctor Who”. This will be our first look at what Ms. Coleman can do and perhaps what we can expect from her. 

As most “Doctor Who” fans know there was a storyline about a space faring version of Titanic in the Christmas special “Voyage of the Damned” which David Tennant was brilliant in. 

We will have to wait til this Christmas to see the new companion’s first voyage with Matt Smith who plays the 11th Doctor. I look forward to seeing her tonight in “Titanic” and as we know about “Downton Abbey” it will be a great show. 

(Photo courtesy of Telegraph.co.uk)